mega·​proj·​ect | \-ˌprä-ˌjekt, -jikt also -ˌprō-\

Definition of megaproject 

: a major project or undertaking (as in business or construction)

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But not nearly as much as for other types of megaprojects. Stephen Wade, The Seattle Times, "Tokyo Olympics: Costs hit almost $25 billion _ may go higher," 9 Oct. 2018 The challenge for the crown prince now is to hang tough on handouts, end the government’s decades-old penchant for building megaprojects, and let the private sector lead the economy. Karen Elliott House, WSJ, "Rising Oil Prices Are Bad News for Saudi Arabia," 25 Sep. 2018 The supporters say Alaska's permitting standards are outdated and wouldn't provide adequate fish protections if proposed megaprojects such as dams, coal export projects, and the Pebble mine near Bristol Bay are ultimately built. Nathaniel Herz, Anchorage Daily News, "Will the fish habitat ballot proposal prod Alaska lawmakers to pass a similar bill? Don’t count on it.," 29 Jan. 2018 But Sissi has also embarked on expensive megaprojects, including a new branch of the Suez Canal and a $45 billion new administrative capital outside Cairo. Washington Post, "In lopsided election win, Egypt’s president Sissi tightens grip and stirs resentment," 2 Apr. 2018 Sidewalk Labs’ partnership for a ground-up smart-city neighborhood in the waterfront Quayside district is just one of a number of megaprojects in the works. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "Toronto’s new wave of development looks for community, not just condos," 12 June 2018 While production is expected to continue rising, the Permian’s stumbles could ripple out to the global oil market at a time when OPEC has curtailed output and many companies have cut back on megaprojects. Bradley Olson, WSJ, "Is the U.S. Shale Boom Hitting a Bottleneck?," 18 Apr. 2018 Exxon is still playing to its strengths as a capital allocator with promising megaprojects in Guyana, Brazil and Papua New Guinea. Spencer Jakab, WSJ, "The Incredible Shrinking Exxon," 27 Apr. 2018 The mixed-use megaproject being planned on the campus of Gwinnett County’s Infinite Energy Center has taken another step forward. Tyler Estep, ajc, "More plans filed for Gwinnett’s Avalon-inspired ‘Revel’ development," 25 June 2018

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1976, in the meaning defined above

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